Head of Year, Sunderland

Closing date:This job has expired

Biddick AcademySunderland

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019 or January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPR plus TLR 1a (£7,853)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Head of Year
Required for 1st September 2019
(or 1st January 2020 for an exceptional candidate)


MPS/UPR plus TLR 1a (£7,853)  Full time


Biddick Academy is a thriving, oversubscribed secondary school conveniently located 10 minutes’ drive from Newcastle and Durham. We are passionate about education and believe that all students can and should achieve their full potential. Our extensive range of extra-curricular opportunities motivates students to aim high. 

The academy enjoys an excellent reputation within the local community and has an inclusive and supportive ethos. The pastoral and student support team are committed and dedicated to ensuring a positive environment for learning. 

Our resources are extensive and include the Unity Centre (a specialist A.S.D. provision), a school counsellor, STEPs (a permanent in-school base for vulnerable students), as well as The Bridge, which provides a bespoke KS4 curriculum for a small number of students. 

We are seeking to appoint a Head of Year to join our pastoral team.  In addition, the successful candidate will have:

• An understanding of the monitoring and tracking procedures within school and implementing effective interventions;

• A knowledge and understanding of strategies for ensuring positive behaviour and engagement in learning;

• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;

• Excellent organisational and time management skills;

• The ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with various stakeholders.


We actively welcome visits and would be delighted to show you around our Academy so that you can fully appreciate the excellent learning environment and facilities.

Please contact Mrs Helen Neary, HR Manager at neary.h@biddickacademy.com or 0191 5111600, ext 5013 to arrange a visit or to have an informal discussion regarding the role.

To apply, please complete an application form and return to Mrs H Neary at the email address above.

Biddick Academy is committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect that all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check before taking up the post, along with pre-employment safeguarding checks.

Closing date for application: Wednesday 19th June 2019 at 9am
Interviews: Friday 28th June 2019




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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Biddick Lane, Washington, Tyne And Wear, NE38 8AL, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 191 511 1600
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